• Néstor Sanmiguel Diest, Guerrillero muy enfadado con su hija (A Warrior Infuriated with His Daughter), 1997, acrylic on canvas, 25 5/8 × 18 1/8".

    Néstor Sanmiguel Diest

    Maisterravalbuena Madrid

    Although he has been an active force in the Spanish art world since the late 1970s, Néstor Sanmiguel Diest has only recently begun to garner critical attention outside his home country. His recent paintings and works on paper are dense, palimpsestic constructions, built up of layer upon layer of found photographic and textual materials intermingled with passages of graphite, ink, and paint. In their obsessive detail and complex interplay of text, image, and geometric pattern—often across multiple panels—Sanmiguel Diest’s recent works enforce a temporal or durational experience akin to

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